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Suspension of football in Wales extended until at least May 15

The Football Association of Wales has taken the decision to extend the current suspension of all domestic football in Wales until at least Friday, 15 May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last month, the FAW’s board of directors exercised their powers to indefinitely extend the 2019/20 season for all national leagues, national cup competitions and the FAW Futsal League.

The current working documents for the Cymru Leagues and Welsh Premier Women’s League have been shared with clubs, in order to find a solution for the resumption of football when it is safe to do so.

The statement previously issued by the FAW’s insurance providers Bluefin, is still in effect.

It says: “Neither the Countycover Liability insurance package or Personal Accident insurance arranged through the Football Association of Wales will respond to claims if clubs continue to provide sessions which is against the advice of the Government and Governing Body.

“This includes clubs arranging matches, training sessions, friendlies, competitions and tournaments.

“Furthermore, as Personal Accident insurance does not provide cover in respect of sickness, disease or illness, there is no cover for a person contracting COVID-19 whilst playing or training.

“There is an obligation for all officials to take all reasonable precautions to ensure the well-being of members and we thank you for your co-operation at this unprecedented time.”

The FAW added: “Above all, the most important priority for the FAW is the health and well-being of everyone. The FAW encourages everyone to follow the advice of the UK & Welsh Governments and Public Health Wales. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the pandemic.”

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